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Tiny Terrariums
Joe

How to Make a Mini Terrarium: 5 Tiny Terrariums to Try Today

It’s typical of humans, really. We’ve managed to encapsulate the beauty of nature’s ecosystems and house it inside a little glass world, so what do we do next?  Make it even smaller! In many ways; the tinier a terrarium the more intriguing it becomes. Not only does it become cuter (smaller = cuter) but the

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How to make a desert terrarium
Joe

How to Make a Desert Terrarium (Step-by-Step)

Hi! My name is Joe. I run ome; a bespoke terrarium design and retail website and media platform. Check out our terrariums and products.  If you’ve been browsing the internet for a crash course in how to design your own beautiful desert terrarium, you’ve probably noticed there’s two pretty distinct schools of thought. Many articles

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Terrarium soil & substrates
Dan

Terrarium Substrate & Soil – Which is Best For You?

Terrarium substrates are the well-balanced diet that form the foundation of your system. There to support form and function, and to provide nutrients and hydration – they’re an (unavoidably dirty, but) essential part to the whole terrarium process. Ultimately, what you choose to plant in will determine how your plants are able to grow and

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Types of Jewel Alocasia
Dan

Jewel Alocasia – The Crown Jewels of Plants & Terrariums

Alocasia are the darling of the modern houseplant boom (I mean, can you blame us?) but these tropical marvels are usually too big to be enjoyed in a terrarium setup. Thankfully, nature – along with some strategic culture intervention – has brought us the ideal solution. Enter the jewel alocasias! A series of compact species

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Terrarium Wood
Dan

10 Dynamic Types of Wood for Terrariums (+ Photos)

Plants may be the obvious stars of any given terrarium, but (if you’re open to it) you might find that terrarium driftwood can end up being the real unsung hero. I’m serious, hardscape is the key to elevating a perfectly nice container of plants to a beautifully complex natural wonderland. In this article, we’re not

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Selaginella
Dan

Selaginella 101: Spikemoss Explained (& Varieties to Know)

For something that sounds more like an exotic herbal remedy than a plant for your home, Selaginella is perhaps one of the biggest family of plants you’ve never heard of – or at the very least, fully understood. Which is not a surprise really, considering Selaginella has been having an ongoing identity crisis for a

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Bonsai Terrarium
Dan

How to Build a Bonsai Terrarium (and Choose the Best Trees)

Growing a tree in a terrarium seems like the ultimate horticultural challenge, but it’s possible thanks to the wonders of bonsai. When you think about it, Bonsai (the art of growing and shaping miniature trees to look like their full counterparts) is a fitting companion to the art of creating miniature worlds in terrariums. Of

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Monstera Varieties
Dan

12 Majestic Monstera Varieties for Your Indoor Jungle

Monstera are a truly iconic plant. These days, nothing screams ‘Plant Person’ like a 10 foot Monstera plant in the living room (bonus points if it’s variegated!). Of course, it can be tricky to get your hands on the latest hot species doing the rounds on IG, but thankfully there’s a variety of Monstera species

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What is LECA
Dan

LECA Balls for Plants: The True All-in-One Substrate?

Potting soil? That’s old news, LECA expandable clay balls are the hot new thing. Honestly, when it comes to plants I can see why. For technology that sounds like it’s from the stone age, LECA is actually quite handy in the right places. This soil-less “all-in-one” substrate means you can potentially say goodbye to; muddy

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Dan

20 Unique Gifts for Plant Lovers: The Ultimate Christmas List

Plants are the gifts that keep on giving, and plant related things are the best thing since… plants. In this list we’ve included a wide range of super original, handmade, one-of-a-kind ( or just plain cute) items on Etsy that plant people will adore. So whether you need some Monstera themed clothing/jewelry for your sister

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Fittonia Terrarium
Rae

How to Make a Fittonia Terrarium

Fittonia are a truly classic terrarium plant. Loving warmth, moisture and humidity; they thrive in a closed terrarium environment.  With characteristic bold colours and deeply veined leaves (hence, Nerve Plants) they draw the eye and demand your attention. Much like the Polka Dot Plant, I think of the Nerve Plant species as more of an ornamental plant.

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DIY Kids Terrarium
Dan

DIY Kids Terrarium (+Scavenger Hunt!)

So, school is out and suddenly your kids are wanting your full attention 24/7. Eek, what do you do? We know a book or TV show will only keep them entertained for so long… but what about a full-day crafts project with incorporated games and environmental science skills?  Plant terrariums are a wonderful project for

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